Deaths (May 23, 2012)


? DELLA E. COE, 85,


a homemaker of Marion, died May 16 at Via Christi Village?Broadmoor of Wichita.

Services were held May 19 at Eastmoor United Methodist Church, Marion. Burial was at Marion Cemetery.

She was born April 28, 1927, to Adolph and Tina (Martinez) Escobar in Herington. On Oct. 28, 1948, she was married to A. J. Coe, who predeceased her.

Survivors include children Becky and Gary Cameron of Klamath Falls, Ore., Catherine and William Patterson of Berryton, George and Wanda Hett-Coe of Wichita, James and Gail Coe of Bel Aire and Janith Coe of Salem, Ore.; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and five siblings.

Memorials may be made to the Marion Food Bank and sent in care of Zeiner Funeral Home, 205 Elm St., Marion, KS 66861, also in charge of arrangements.

? john r. (jack) diFelice, 67,

a mechanic with the U.S. Postal Service, formerly of Blackwood, N.J., died May 17 at his home in Marion.

Services will be June 2 at Earle Funeral Home, 122 W. Church St., Blackwood, N.J.

Burial will be at Veteran’s Cemetery, Camden, N.J.

He was born to Rocco and Genevieve DiFelice in New Jersey.

Survivors include wife Patricia DiFelice; daughters Marsha and Charles Corbett of Deptford, N.J., and Jessica DiFelice of Erial, N.J.; two grandchildren and sister Nancy Clement of Sicklerville, N.J.

Donations may be made to Wounded Warrior Project and sent to: P.O.Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.

? irene m. nienstedt, 104,

a homemaker of Florence , died May 21 at Hospice House in Hutchinson.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 23, at Holy Family Parish, St. Patrick?s Catholic Church in Florence. Rosary will be at 10 a.m.

Burial will be at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Florence.

She was born July 2, 1907, to G.F. and Mary (Meirowsky) Waner in rural Florence. On Nov. 11, 1930, she was married to Frank Nienstedt, who predeceased her.

Survivors include daughter Jean Soper of South Hutchinson; daughter-in-law Shirley Nienstedt of Goddard; eight grandchildren; as well as great and great-great grandchildren. Memorials may be made to Hospice and Homecare of Reno County and sent in care of Zeiner Funeral Home, P.O. Box 6, Marion, KS 66861.

? Marcus e. watts, 84,

former business owner in Newton who also held other jobs, died after complications from a heart attack May 9 at Wesley Hospital in Wichita.

Services were May 21 in the Tabor Mennonite Church Fellowship Hall, Newton.

He was born June 11, 1927, to Arthur James and Flo May Carter Watts in Smith Center. On Jan. 7, 1978, he was married to Joyce Unruh Schroeder, who survives.

Other survivors include daughters Sandy and Bob Carnahan of Green Valley, Ariz., Connie Watts of Phoenix and Dee and Rick Piepho of Newton; stepchildren DeVona Powell of Westminster, Colo., Marcus and Karis Schroeder of Wichita, Rusten Schroeder and wife Susan Merrifield of rural Newton and Brent and Tonda Schroeder of Belgrade, Mont.; eight grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

? martha willems, 86,

retired missionary teacher, died May 20 at Parkside Homes in Hillsboro.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 23, at Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church, 300 Prairie Pointe, with pastor Brian Allen officiating.

Burial will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Cemetery.

She was born April 24, 1926, to Peter and Marla (Ens) Willems at Corn, Okla.

Memorials may be made to Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church Children?s Ministries and sent in care of Jost Funeral Home, 401 S. Washington St., Hillsboro, KS 67063, in charge of arrangements.

Condolences may be made to the family via:

? rosella mary wedel, 87,

a homemaker, died May 20 at Bethesda Home in Goessel.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, May 24, at Tabor Mennonite Church in Newton with pastor June Thomsen officiating.

Burial will follow at Tabor Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Visitation is from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. May 23, with family present from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Miller-Ott Funeral Home, Goessel.

She was born on Aug. 21, 1924, to David I. and Mary Schroeder in Goessel. In 1947, she was married to Peter H. Wedel, who predeceased her Feb. 17, 1984.

Survivors include son David and Cynde of Buhler; daughters Elaine Cox of Shady Cove, Ore., and Mary and Bruce Funk of Carrolton, Texas; six grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and three step-great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Bethesda Home or Harry Hynes Hospice and sent in care of Miller-Ott Funeral Home, 303 E. Main, Goessel, KS 67053.

More from Hillsboro Free Press
Engagements (Nov. 6, 2013)
Willems and Busenitz to wed Russ and Lori Willems of Inman and...
Read More